Dark matter interpretation of excesses in multiple direct detection experiments

  title={Dark matter interpretation of excesses in multiple direct detection experiments},
  author={N. A. Kurinsky and D. Baxter and Yonatan Kahn and Gordan Krnjaic},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We present a novel unifying interpretation of excess event rates observed in several dark matter direct-detection experiments that utilize single-electron threshold semiconductor detectors. Despite their different locations, exposures, readout techniques, detector composition, and operating depths, these experiments all observe statistically significant excess event rates of $\sim$ 10 Hz/kg. However, none of these persistent excesses has yet been reported as a dark matter signal because… 

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